Joined: Jul 18, 2005 Posts: 36 Location: Newcastle, NSW, Australia
Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2005 8:27 pm Post subject: CFL light in an aquarium
I am using a CFL light in my tank that has a hood. How do i ensure that high humidity in the tank does not effect the lighting fixtures such as sockets etc. There is a strong danger of electrical shortcircuit when using lights in a hooded tank.
Are there any CFL lighting arrangement that are dampproof and specially designed for aquarium use.
Joined: May 07, 2005 Posts: 86 Location: Bangalore
Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2005 11:10 pm Post subject:
You will get plastic sockets for bulbs and other plastic electrical fittings. They will be relatively safe from the high humidity. Some power compacts come with plastic fittings and are enclosed. You will also get covered compact flourescent lamps.
Hitachi, Boyu etc have lamps specifically for aquarium use, but I haven't yet seen a CFL.
It's usually salt water that corrodes metallic structures in the hood and I am assuming that you are having a freshwater tank.
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